Fruitful Friday{14}

I’m introducing a new feature here on the blog.  Fruitful Friday?  Yes.  I know that’s a terrible name.  However, I decided not to get all hung up on what to call the feature and just make it happen anyway.  Feel free to suggest a different name.  I like the Friday part but I’m not married to that either.  I’m going to post about something I’ve made – once a week – any day will do.

Like a lot of other people I know, I’ve been spending a good deal of time on Pinterest recently.  It has cut down considerably on the time I spend on Facebook and it has completely ENDED my interest in StumbleUpon.  Hmmm. . . I feel obligated to admit that I found Pinterest on Stumble though.  I do owe them that.  If you’re a fan of Pinterest you’ll probably agree that it is, at times, pretty inspirational.  You really could spend a lot of time just looking at Pinterest.  You could aslo put it to good use by collecting images for a kitchen remodel  or say, figuring out what kind of house you want to build, or how you want to plan out your vegetable garden.  OR you could just spend a lot of time looking at Pinterest.  

One of the goals that I’ve set for myself is to get some of my ideas out of my head and make them. . . well, MAKE them.  Pinterest has put so many more ideas in there – and now it’s time to bring some of those ideas to life.  I have a board on Pinterest called “projects to try” – and it is mostly what it sounds like.  Things I would like to make – or rather – images that light my creative match.  I don’t have a board of completed projects – yet.

Here is my very first “Pinspired” project.  It’s done – from start to finish.  By the way, “finished” includes (my fledgling attempt at) staging and photographing the object.  This project combines my current fascination with vintage style signs, the very trendy “subway sign”, and a few other ideas that I’ve seen on the boards.  Let me know what you think.

Pinspired and Produced 

(how’s that for the feature title?)


This sign was made with a board I found in the barn – already trimmed into that shape.  (who knows why?)  The paint is Annie Sloan in Coco, Old White, and Emperor’s Silk.

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